About the show

A Magic: The Gathering podcast for the budget-conscious player, focusing on constructed and singleton formats with hosts Scott Cullen and Emma Partlow.

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Episodes

  • Episode 106: Pioneer Primer: Mono White Humans

    August 11th, 2022  |  38 mins 1 sec
    afr, budget, card, card game, commander, content creation, core2021, d&d, dungeons and dragons, edh, forgotten realms, game, historic, magic, modern, mtg, mtg arena, pauper, pioneer, standard, tcg, zendikar

    Emma is back, and she's brought a deck deep dive! She and Scott cover Mono White Humans for Pioneer, a budget deck that's putting up impressive results! They talk about the strengths of the deck, its weaknesses, and how to navigate some of the more tricky lines with this disruptive aggro deck.

  • Episode 105: Commander Staples with Commander Mechanic!

    August 4th, 2022  |  1 hr 17 mins
    afr, budget, card, card game, commander, content creation, core2021, d&d, dungeons and dragons, edh, forgotten realms, game, historic, magic, modern, mtg, mtg arena, pauper, pioneer, standard, tcg, zendikar

    Scott is back with another friend this week: Chris, aka YOUR Commander Mechanic! They chat about the perception of staples in Commander, how to find alternatives, and how changing staples will keep the format fresh for longer. They also chat about their fave budget brews, and discuss what 6 Magic: the Gathering creatures they'd use to defeat the Elite Four...

  • Episode 104: Self Expression in Magic

    July 28th, 2022  |  1 hr 25 mins
    afr, budget, card, card game, commander, content creation, core2021, d&d, dungeons and dragons, edh, forgotten realms, game, historic, magic, modern, mtg, mtg arena, pauper, pioneer, standard, tcg, zendikar

    It's a very special episode this week: Scott sits down with Anthony Burchett (@listenerelf) to discuss self expression in Magic. They talk about how you can express yourself withing the game, and why it's so important.

  • Episode 103: Teaching Magic To New Players

    July 21st, 2022  |  1 hr 10 secs
    afr, budget, card, card game, commander, content creation, core2021, d&d, dungeons and dragons, edh, forgotten realms, game, historic, magic, modern, mtg, mtg arena, pauper, pioneer, standard, tcg, zendikar

    The tables have turned! Scott is back from CommandFest Birmingham, and he's brought Angelo (@thejesguy) to fill in for Emma this week! They talk about how to teach Magic to new players, why Commander is a bad entry point, and Angelo reveals his updated cheese rankings!

  • Episode 102: The Variety Episode with Angelo

    July 14th, 2022  |  54 mins 46 secs
    afr, budget, card, card game, commander, content creation, core2021, d&d, dungeons and dragons, edh, forgotten realms, game, historic, magic, modern, mtg, mtg arena, pauper, pioneer, standard, tcg, zendikar

    Emma takes the wheel while Scott's off galavanting at CommandFest Birmingham, and she's joined by Angelo (@thejesguy). They talk about affordable pickups from Double Masters 2022, their thoughts on Battle For Baldur's Gate, and they even talk about the disc horse...

  • Episode 101: Stuff & Things

    July 7th, 2022  |  34 mins 43 secs
    afr, budget, card, card game, commander, content creation, core2021, d&d, dungeons and dragons, edh, forgotten realms, game, historic, magic, modern, mtg, mtg arena, pauper, pioneer, standard, tcg, zendikar

    The month ahead is going to be a bit different. A sick Scott and tired Emma give a quick breakdown of the future of the show, Scott gives his five currently overperforming Commander cards, and they discuss the benefits of Mystical Archives...

  • Episode 100: 100 Episodes: Then vs Now

    June 30th, 2022  |  54 mins 43 secs
    afr, budget, card, card game, commander, content creation, core2021, d&d, dungeons and dragons, edh, forgotten realms, game, historic, magic, modern, mtg, mtg arena, pauper, pioneer, standard, tcg, zendikar

    Scott & Emma look back on a hundred episodes and two years of The BM Cast. They look back on formats and bans, how the game has changed in that time, and what they'd like to do more of in the future.

  • Episode 99: Double Masters 2022: Reprints & Pauper Downshifts

    June 23rd, 2022  |  51 mins 9 secs
    afr, budget, card, card game, commander, content creation, core2021, d&d, dungeons and dragons, edh, forgotten realms, game, historic, magic, modern, mtg, mtg arena, pauper, pioneer, standard, tcg, zendikar

    Scott & Emma take a look through the Double Masters 2022 previews this week! They talk about some of the valuable pulls, why Wizards include dud rares, and they express their real feelings about chaos cards...

  • Episode 98: Battle For Baldur's Gate Precons & Upgrades

    June 16th, 2022  |  50 mins 35 secs
    afr, budget, card, card game, commander, content creation, core2021, d&d, dungeons and dragons, edh, forgotten realms, game, historic, magic, modern, mtg, mtg arena, pauper, pioneer, standard, tcg, zendikar

    Scott & Emma break down the preconstructed decks from Dungeons & Dragons: Battle For Baldur's Gate! They talk about the value cards & reprints, as well as ways to improve the decks for cheap. They also talk about the recent Pioneer Banned and Restricted announcement, and they might just have found a food take that they have in common...

  • Episode 97: Artisan Commander & Baldur's Gate Previews

    June 9th, 2022  |  45 mins 19 secs
    afr, budget, card, card game, commander, content creation, core2021, d&d, dungeons and dragons, edh, forgotten realms, game, historic, magic, modern, mtg, mtg arena, pauper, pioneer, standard, tcg, zendikar

    Scott & Emma take a look at Artisan Commander this week! They explain the difference between Artisan and regular Commander, give a quick rundown of the format, and then cover the best new legendaries that might make waves there.

  • Episode 96: What About Second Baldur's Gate Previews?

    June 2nd, 2022  |  38 mins 10 secs
    afr, baldur's gate, budget, card, card game, commander, commander legends, content creation, core2021, d&d, dungeons and dragons, edh, forgotten realms, game, historic, magic, modern, mtg, mtg arena, pauper, pioneer, standard, tcg, zendikar

    Scott and Emma are back to round out the rest of the D&D: Battle for Baldur's Gate preview season! They talk about the affordable powerhouese in the set, why Cut a Deal is so good, and they reveal their own class and background...

  • Episode 95: Baldur's Gate Previews!

    May 26th, 2022  |  39 mins 51 secs
    afr, baldur's gate, budget, card, card game, commander, commander legends, content creation, core2021, d&d, dungeons and dragons, edh, forgotten realms, game, historic, magic, modern, mtg, mtg arena, pauper, pioneer, standard, tcg, zendikar

    This week, Scott and Emma tackle the first portion of the Commander Legends: Battle For Baldur's Gate preview season. They talk about the quirky new legendary creatures and their backgrounds, a new Boros commander that is actually good, and they express their true feelings about Greasefang in Pioneer...